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  • Barrington-area residents soon can monitor well water levels Jun 23, 2014 10:11 PM
    Barrington area residents soon will be able to keep an eye on a valuable resource below their feet: water. The Barrington Area Council of Governments acquired a grant to pay for high-tech equipment that will be installed in three wells to provide the public with reports on area ground water levels every 15 minutes.

  • Call to visual artists Jun 23, 2014 7:03 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is sponsoring the "next" neXt gallery, a pop-up art gallery program. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for jurying.

  • Kids enjoy the birds and plants of Grigsby Prairie Jun 20, 2014 1:20 PM
    In May, a group of young bird-watchers and botanists visited Grigsby Prairie to celebrate spring’s arrival. Armed with binoculars and the newly published field guide for Grigsby, parents and young people walked the trail searching for spring plants and birds.

  • Town-size embassy deserves concern Jun 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Barrington Hills letter to the editor: Regarding the summertime music from Dock’s in Wauconda, I have to drive five hours to my Michigan rustic retreat for that pleasure. If you’re lucky enough to live on the lake, you’re lucky enough!

  • Forest district gathers input on Horizon Farms Jun 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Cook County Forest Preserve District hosted its first public meeting Wednesday night to get input on what should be done with Horizon Farms, the nearly 400-acre Barrington Hills equestrian estate it recently purchased. Forest preserve staff members gave little indication of what they plan to do with their newest acquisition, which the district bought for $14.5 million, preferring to ask the residents what they would like to see. “We want to make sure we are giving you the facts and that you are hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth, no pun intended,” General Superintendent Arnold Randall said, which drew a chuckle from the more than 150 Barrington-area residents who filled the Countryside Elementary School auditorium. Randall, the forest preserve’s top administrator, fielded questions from the audience, some of which had to do with horses and if the forest preserve would consider allowing the public to board horses at the estate. Horizon Farms has about 20 horse paddocks, several barns, a large show barn and a racetrack. Randall said the forest preserve wouldn’t be able to give any detailed answers about how the existing facilities on the property would be used until they underwent a thorough safety assessment, which could take the rest of the summer. Elena Mularski, who lives across the street from Horizon Farms on Old Sutton Road, said she thinks that it is wonderful the forest preserve district will own the property and that it was seeking feedback. “My concern is the visual part of it,” Mularski said. “Right now we look at the beautiful landscape of a horse farm, and I’m just hoping that they aren’t going to be putting up structures or roads or things.” After the q-and-a session was over, Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin thanked the forest preserve staff for seeking residents’ feedback. “I’m thankful that they’re willing to respect the values and traditions of our community,” McLaughlin said, calling Horizon Farms one of the most iconic places in Barrington Hills. Randall said there would be another public meeting in the fall, after the assessment was complete but did not specify a date. Forest preserve staff members sought out the email addresses of all who attended so they could be kept up to date on the process.

  • Vehicle Show and Open House in Palatine to Benefit Local Animal Charities on June 21 Jun 19, 2014 8:14 AM
    BGV Motorsports and City Limits Harley-Davidson present the “Best in Show” Animal Rescue Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Fundraising Event and Open House, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at host venue, City Limits Harley-Davidson. The open house will occur from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the car, truck, and motorcycle show will occur from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event is free for community spectators. All show cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vehicle clubs are welcome. There will be a five dollar donation for each show vehicle. Event amenities will include food, vendors, a silent auction, live music, and five awards for the top vehicles and club. Donations will be accepted for canned dog food and treats made in the U.S.A., paper towels, blankets, collars, leashes, brushes, bowls, and toys at the event. All proceeds will benefit 501(c)3 charities Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue of Vernon Hills, Chicagoland Lab Rescue, Inc. of Oak Brook, and The Buddy Foundation of Arlington Heights.

  • Survey will document economic impact of county fairs Jun 19, 2014 11:59 PM
    Agricultural county fairs have a long tradition in Illinois, but the impact goes far beyond delightful squeals from children on the Tilt-A-World and sticky fingers from cotton candy. In a cooperative effort, University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, fair-goers in 15 counties will be surveyed to assess the economic impact of Illinois' agricultural fairs.

  • One-of-a-kind trunk show coming to Fine Line Jun 19, 2014 11:20 PM
    The public is invited to an outstanding Trunk Show, when American fiber artist John Marshall brings textiles bearing designs created with his katazome work and more to Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, on Friday, July 25, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

  • CFC Native Plant Sale has banner year Jun 19, 2014 1:00 PM
    Results from Citizens for Conservation’s 18th annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree sale are in and plant sale chairman Ginger Underwood has declared it a banner year.

  • Gridlock Ministries Partners with Churches to Fight Human Trafficking Jun 17, 2014 8:12 AM
    Church leaders are invited to participate in Pastors Against Child Trafficking (PACT) meetings this summer held jointly by local churches and Gridlock Ministries.

  • Barrington Hills pickup a big success Jun 16, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: P. Denise Israel, chairwoman of the Barrington Hills Heritage & Environs Committee, says the recent trash pickup day was a huge success, thanks to all the organizers and volunteers

  • Raise a glass to BACOA at Brew Fest Jun 13, 2014 1:07 PM
    Enjoy live music, tasty food and craft brews at this year’s 11th annual Barrington Brew Fest, Saturday, July 12, from 3-7 p.m., in the Fourth of July tent by the Metra station in downtown Barrington. All proceeds will benefit Barromgtpm Area Council On Aging.

  • Home Is the Heart of The Springs at Monarch Landing Jun 11, 2014 4:35 PM
    As with any new construction, excitement is building over the imminent opening of The Springs at Monarch Landing in Naperville. But even more than brand, spanking new quarters, staff and residents are positively giddy about the ground-breaking quality of life people will experience at The Springs.

  • Voice of Care “Mile for Mileage” Pledge Walk is Inclusive Family Fun Jun 11, 2014 4:31 PM
    Lace up your sneakers and head to Castaldo Park in Woodridge on Saturday, July 12… or don’t. Either way, people of all ages and abilities can participate in Voice of Care’s third annual Mile for Mileage.

  • Wildscreen Arkive Brings TV’s Jack Hanna to Chicago for fundraiser Jun 11, 2014 4:07 PM
    TV animal host Jack Hanna will promote Arkive’s “WildChicago” and conservation of endangered species in Illinois. "WildChicago" showcases the diverse natural world in the Windy City, Arkive, a global initiative of the nonprofit Wildscreen, is hosting a reception and dinner in Chicago.

  • World Class Basketball takes state campionship Jun 11, 2014 9:40 AM
    World Class Basketball's 16U National Team won the AAU Illinois State Tournament in Lake Zurich this spring

  • Aging agency offers brain fitness course Jun 11, 2014 9:02 AM
    Studies over the last decade have shown the benefits of mental skills training — as well as exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices — in warding off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Suburban chorus headed to international competition makes stop at Cougars game Jun 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    Sweet Adelines International medaling chorus, the Choral-Aires Chorus, will kick off the Kane County Cougars game (Geneva) against the Wisconsin TimberRattlers with the national anthem at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 24.

  • Exhibition schedule for sculptures by Guy J. Bellaver Jun 9, 2014 7:09 PM
    Sculpture/Guy J. Bellaver is pleased to announce the 2014 Exhibition Schedule, which includes SculptureWalk in Oak Park, the Shirley & George Wiemer Outdoor Sculpture Juried Invitational/Competition and the “Art Gathering: Sculptors Connect” Juried Exhibition at Governor’s State University.

  • BACOA Hall of Fame honors area seniors Jun 9, 2014 3:16 PM
    Barrington area residents were inducted into the 19th annual BACOA Hall of Fame on May 21, at a recognition tea at Lake Barrington Woods.

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